How Does Suboxone Help With Opiate Withdrawal?

Suboxone is a form of help with opiate addiction by preventing symptoms of withdrawal from drugs such as heroin or other opiates. Suboxone is prescribed during the maintenance phase of treatment following acute opiate withdrawal resolution. Learn about Suboxone and how it helps with opiate withdrawal. What is Opiate Withdrawal? Opiate class of drugs including Read More…

Learn About the Length of Withdrawal from Cocaine

Cocaine is a very effective stimulant. Withdrawal symptoms for the drug usually start within hours of taking the last dose. Symptoms of Cocaine Withdrawal Withdrawal from certain substances, like alcohol and benzodiazepines, can involve severe physical withdrawal symptoms; however, detoxing from Cocaine brings most psychological withdrawal symptoms. Some symptoms of Cocaine withdrawal are fatigue, increased Read More…

How Well Does Methadone Maintenance Work?

Methadone is a synthetic opioid drug which was first used in World War II for treatment of pain. Today, it is prescribed for treatment of chronic pain. During the past three decades, methadone became a popular choice for treatment of addiction to other drugs like heroin, oxycodone, morphine and hydrocodone. Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) is Read More…

What is My Teenager’s Addiction?

What is My Teenager’s Addiction?

  Drug and alcohol addiction are what comes to mind when people generally think of teenage addiction. Many other addictions may occur including food, relationship and other types of addiction. Explore the most common types of addictions which afflict teens and how to seek help for a loved one.   Exercise Addiction Healthy eating and Read More…

How Do I Spot Drug-Seeking Behavior?

How Do I Spot Drug-Seeking Behavior?

A person with drug seeking behaviors has an addiction. Getting help for drug seeking behavior and addiction is important before it gets out of hand. Identification of an individual who is seeking drugs can be challenging but knowing what to look for can help plan next steps to get the person with addiction help.   Read More…

Quitting Heroin Cold Turkey

Can a Person Quit Heroin Cold Turkey?

Heroin works on the central nervous system. It is a very addictive drug that can get you hooked with even a single use. It is a powerful addictive substance and once physical dependence sets in, getting rid of the heroin habit can be very difficult. The withdrawal symptoms that arise when trying to kick heroin Read More…

Drug Addiction and the Dopamine System

Drug Addiction and the Dopamine System

  The brain plays a large role in addiction, largely focused on the dopamine system. Addictive drugs overstimulate the reward center of the brain which produces dopamine, creating a desire to keep using drugs or alcohol. Learn more about dopamine and the brain’s role in addiction.   Neurons Neurons communicate with one another through the Read More…